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19.1.2022 | Press releases

Lumo supports six sponsored athletes and team gymnastics

Kojamo Plc

Media release 19 January 2022 at 2.45 p.m.

Lumo supports six sponsored athletes and team gymnastics

Lumo will support team gymnastics and six individual athletes in 2022. The selected sports are hurdling, cross-country skiing, wheelchair racing, artistic gymnastics and team gymnastics.

The six Lumo sponsorship athletes of 2022 are:

  • Viivi Lehikoinen, hurdler
  • Henry Manni, wheelchair racing
  • Niilo Moilanen, cross-country skiing
  • Oskari Mörö, hurdler
  • Nooralotta Neziri, hurdler
  • Emil Soravuo, artistic gymnastics
  • The OVO Gymnastics club’s women’s first team OVO Team and the OVO Junior Team

“Since 2012, we have been supporting talented children, young people and top athletes with the aim of helping them reach their goals in sports. Long-term sponsorship cooperation helps athletes to focus on their objectives in order to achieve success in sports,” says CEO Jani Nieminen.

Nooralotta Neziri, Oskari Mörö and Henry Manni have been in the sponsorship programme since the beginning. In addition, the OVO Gymnastics club’s women’s first team OVO Team and the OVO Junior Team are in the programme for the third consecutive year.

The athletes commented on the upcoming cooperation as follows:

“I’m happy to join the Lumo team, as I’ve been following its activities for quite some time. A few years ago, I got a grant and used it to buy a new pair of spikes, which won me my first medal in major games!” Viivi Lehikoinen

“Lumo has been my longest-standing cooperation partner and a very important sponsor for a decade. Over the past ten years, I have won 18 medals in major games and have faced challenges and disappointments, but the cooperation has lasted and still continues.” Henry Manni

“It’s great to join this tough team of Lumo athletes! I look forward to the cooperation and believe this will be a rewarding journey for me, Lumo homes and the athletes in the team.” Niilo Moilanen

“The support I’ve received in the Lumo programme, during both ups and downs, has for years been paramount in my pursuit of international competitive success. I’m very grateful for it. It’s also been great to see how much the Group has put effort into and supported top-level sports in Finland.” Oskari Mörö

“I expect the sponsorship to provide positive joint activities that benefit both parties. I’ve been very lucky to have been part of the Lumo team from the very beginning, nearly a decade! Without supporters, I would not achieve top-level results.” Nooralotta Neziri

“It feels great that a company like Kojamo showed interest in cooperation. It’s really amazing to have been selected among the other successful athletes, the Lumo athletes.” Emil Soravuo

“It’s great that our cooperation with Lumo continues, as the support has been significant for our teams. Team gymnastics is one of the most popular girls’ sports in Finland, and by supporting women’s sports teams, Lumo also sets a good example in promoting equality in top-level sports.” OVO Team and OVO Junior Team / Anne Niemenkari-Kilpi

50 Lumo grants for children’s and young people’s hobbies in 2021

In addition to sponsorship, Lumo grants are awarded twice a year to 12–20-year-old athletes who show commitment to training and a passion for success to encourage them in their sporting careers. The grants are available to any promising young athletes who have already engaged in active sports as a member of a sports club for several years and who need financial support for their hobby. Lumo residents are given priority in the selection. Grants are awarded for both team and individual sports twice a year. In 2021, grants were awarded to 50 young athletes in total.

More information about the Lumo sponsorship and grant programme and application periods:

Irene Kantor, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Kojamo plc, tel. +358 20 508 3589,

Kojamo is Finland’s largest private residential real estate company and one of the biggest investors in Finland. Our mission is to create better urban housing. Lumo offers environmentally friendly housing and services for the city dweller who appreciates quality and effortlessness. We actively develop the value of our investment properties by developing new properties and our existing property portfolio. We want to be the property market frontrunner and the number one choice for our customers. Kojamo’s shares are listed on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki. For more information, please visit